Marvel at the Old Mexican Performance Art of Charreada During a Fiesta San Antonio Event
Explore the distinctive culture which upholds deep-rooted customs, tradition and family as a way of life. On Sunday, April 21st, enjoy A Day in Old Mexico and Charreada as part of Fiesta San Antonio. This family event features food, drink, pony rides for the kids, Ballet Folklorico performances and live Mariachi music. Don’t miss it this weekend!
The Asociación de Charros de San Antonio has been carrying on the tradition of Charrera for years. Charrera originated in the 19th century as a way for the landed gentry to prepare horses and riders for war. It later evolved into an equestrian competition featuring horse reining, bull riding and artistic roping skills. Today’s charros wear the traditional clothes and use horse equipment as required by the Federation of Charros in Mexico.
Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That historic commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century, Fiesta has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures. Fiesta has evolved into one of this nation’s premier festivals with an economic impact of more than $340 million for the Alamo City. Funds raised by official Fiesta events provide services to San Antonio citizens throughout the year.
Take a step back in history to the old Mexican towns who were home to San Antonio’s founders and cultural influences. Admission to A Day in Old Mexico and Charreada is $20 for adults, $15 for military and seniors, and $5 for children aged 6-12. For a full event listing for Fiesta San Antonio, visit www.fiestasanantonio.org.
At Westmount at Three Fountains Apartments in San Antonio, Texas, we find it important to attend events that stray from your typical routine. With that being said, we hope that this event will add something unique to your day. Be sure to check it out on Sunday!
Sunday, April 21, 2019—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Rancho del Charro
6126 Padre Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78214